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Via Roma

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686 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4584
847-768-7461
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Phone number is 847-768-7461, zip code 60016

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place for Italian dishes

Cozy restaurant with wonderful food! The service is very speedy at lunch time and always friendly. I have been there twice and it was always delicious - especially the daily specials.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Chicago, United States
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Chicago, United States
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Cozy restaurant with wonderful food! The service is very speedy at lunch time and always friendly. I have been there twice and it was always delicious - especially the daily specials.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Small restaurant-- bring your own wine. My food was so good I could have licked the plate clean. Not sure it they take reservations. Plan ahead.

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Summer is finally here! What a great way to celebrate a beautiful sunny and cool afternoon than a nice al frsco dinner at Via Roma..first time here and looking forward to many more! Burrata salad with olives, prosciutto and artichokes was delicious. Fresh country-sour dough style bread and olive oil were a great start. The place is BYOB, good option... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I travel for a living so I eat out a lot and about once a month I hit a "winner". Via Roma is the winner in June! I just loved the place. I have spent maybe altogether a year in Italy and I really like Via Roma because it could be a restaurant in Italy. Appetizer and pasta were the... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We visited here as it was listed as the number 1 restaurant in Des Plaines. Now... DP is not exactly known for having good restaurants (except for the famous Paradise Pup), but we lived closed by and wanted to see what Via Roma was all about. Having been to Europe countless times and Italy 3 times, I thought I would... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We go to Via Roma every couple of months. The food has never let us down and there is a good amount of variety. For nice summer evenings there is a patio out back. BYOB. It is a relatively small space and you can always find the owners at the restaurant. Street parking available or use the lot in back.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Always the best food! Never disappointed with atmosphere, service, or authentic Italian food. Playing Italian music would be nice!We have drinks in the outdoor courtyard weather permitting. Don't forget to bring your wine with you as the restaurant doesn't serve it.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

It's easy to overlook this small restaurant, but don't! (There is on street parking, but park in the back, it's much easier.) You will be rewarded with a wonderful meal, thoughtful and attentive staff and feel like family. A great choice for a special occasion or when you want to spoil yourself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is such a cute authentic Italian restaurant. The food is delicious. They don't take reservations for small parties so arrive early. Gets really busy by 6pm. Also, like that it's bring your own, any good red will pair well with their menu items. Can't wait to go back!

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have visited this place several times since last summer. I have found that since the menu changes daily, often times you cannot order the same thing twice. Sometimes you can order the special which is excellent and other times the special is not that special. Don't expect an excellent dish everytime, but expect to order from the regular menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 686 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4584
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: 847-768-7461

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Phone number is 847-768-7461, zip code 60016

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